Roundup: Class of 2017 making its way to the Pac-12
In the interest of National Signing Day, David Lombardi writes that Stanford’s recruiting class can have an immediate impact. The Cardinal is known for not playing true freshmen much (even Andrew Luck redshirted), but that could change in 2017.
Take a look at the Oregon football recruiting class of 2017 thanks to this link from The Oregonian/OregonLive.
Jacob Thorpe has this story on Washington State signee Caleb Perry, a big running back known for being able to outrun defenses (sounds like good traits to have as an RB).
Arizona alumnus and Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona donated $1 million to the Arizona baseball program, the university announced Tuesday. His money will at least partly be used for an indoor hitting facility that will be aptly named the Terry Francona Hitting Facility.
Colorado football hired ShaDon Brown as its new secondary coach, the school announced Tuesday. Brown replaces Joe Tumpkin, who resigned amid legal issues.
Cal has hired Jerry Azzinaro as its defensive line coach, reports Mike Lefkow of the San Jose Mercury News. Azzinaro was most recently the defensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers.
Arizona State’s Tanner Hall was named Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week after taking down the No. 15-ranked heavyweight in an overtime bout.
How about this? Utah’s MyKayla Skinner was named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for the fourth straight week (that’s what a 39.575 all-around score will do for ya). Just a freshman, yo (The Salt Lake Tribune).
Former Trojan and Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson almost hit a home run at the USC alumni game after calling his shot like Babe Ruth.
Howard Megdal of CBS Sports has Markelle Fultz of Washington as his No. 1 prospect for the 2017 NBA Draft. He also has UCLA’s Lonzo Ball at No. 2 and Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen at No. 4 (all of these guys would have to declare for the draft, of course).
Clay Fowler of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (and linked here by the Los Angeles Daily News) has this article on UCLA men’s basketball hoping to end its losing skid at Washington State Wednesday night. Steve Alford has actually yet to win at Wazzu as UCLA head honcho, so this would be a nice first for him and the Bruins.
Steve Gress of the Corvallis Gazette-Times provides us with his Oregon State women’s basketball notebook. The Beavs are tied for first with Stanford – heckuva job done by Scott Rueck, as the Beavs lost three starters from last year’s Final Four squad.